Author: Andrew Fox
Artist: Paul Simon
(It’s been a long time. A lot’s been going on.)
The human memory is a funny and unpredictable thing. I planned to write a post about how this song, or more specifically the album from which it comes, formed part of the soundtrack to my first spell in the US – the summer after my final year in university when I worked as a waiter in a country club in Connecticut. The fact is, though, that was the summer of 1988. This album was released two years previously in 1986. I would’ve sworn that I remember “Call Me Al” playing incessantly on radio and MTV during that summer. Seems, after all, that is not possible.